Godzilla 2 got a release date

Warner Bros. and Legendary have scheduled the next installment in their “Godzilla” franchise for a June 8, 2018 release.

Gareth Edwards, who is also developing one of the “Star Wars” stand-alone pics, returns as director of the monster movie sequel. At Comic-Con in July, Legendary revealed that Godzilla will be joined by a number of other iconic beasts from the long-running franchise — Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah— in the next movie.

The last film grossed nearly $500 million dollars, making a follow-up something of an inevitability. Legendary financed 75% of “Godzilla’s” $160 million budget, with Warner providing the rest and the companies splitting marketing costs.

Legendary recently announced a “King Kong” prequel, “Skull Island,” which will bow November 2016.

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